Customize and Compare Moving Services

Step 4: Customize your Move

Professional movers typically take care of 100% of your move from packing to loading to shipping to unloading and unpacking. But some companies offer a la carte moving services where they will take care of everything except for packing, for instance. If you choose to take care of optional tasks by yourself, it can lower your overall cost and produce more profit from your Personally Procured Move (PPM). Be sure to ask the moving companies you talk to about a la carte services to choose from. Typical services that professional movers provide are:

  • Packing everything in your house into boxes
  • Disassembling beds, tables, and other furniture
  • Loading and unloading boxes into vehicle
  • Unpacking items in new home and disposing boxes

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Step 5: Compare Quotes

You are now ready to shop around and find the best mover for your money. It is important to get at least 5 quotes before making a decision. This is because prices can vary based on the coverage that a particular company might have in your locations. Getting quotes is easy. Simply enter a few basic facts about your move, and you will be able to see moving companies that are available to service your specific locations and move date. Then, choose which companies you want to receive quotes from. A representative from each company will contact you to schedule an appointment at your home. During the appointment, they will be able to accurately estimate your property weight and also provide a quote. Remember to ask if military discounts are available and if they can provide certified weight tickets. In order to get reimbursed, you will be required to submit certified weight tickets for both an empty and full vehicle.

Once you have made appointments with and received quotes from each mover, you will need to decide which company is best for you in terms of price and service. Compare each quote with your estimated reimbursement amount from Step 2 to determine which company will garner the most profit for you. However, also consider the quality of service that will be provided. Consider the trade-offs and choose a company that you are comfortable with in terms of both price and quality. Keep all receipts and paperwork provided by the company of choice.

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